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How Venture Capital and Crowdfunding Can Be Mutually Beneficial
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How Venture Capital and Crowdfunding Can Be Mutually Beneficial

V.C. and crowdfunding each have a place in the entrepreneurial landscape.
How to Seek Early-Stage Funding That Won't Spoil Your Startup
Startup Basics

How to Seek Early-Stage Funding That Won't Spoil Your Startup

Entrepreneurs often anguish over determining the value of their companies. Here are some tips to help avoid mistakes.
Peter Gasca
The Strategies 4 CEOs Used to Raise $50 Million in Venture Capital
Venture Capital

The Strategies 4 CEOs Used to Raise $50 Million in Venture Capital

Seeking financing is always a challenge, but you can increase your chances of success with these tips.
Zach Cutler
2014's Surprising Anniversaries and Milestones
Innovation

2014's Surprising Anniversaries and Milestones

Looking back at the year's broken records, big birthdays and groundbreaking achievements.
Nina Zipkin
Will Corporate Venture Capital Disrupt the Traditional Investment Ecosystem?
Venture Capital

Will Corporate Venture Capital Disrupt the Traditional Investment Ecosystem?

Here's what entrepreneurs need to know when evaluating funding sources for their startups.
Rami Rahal
Staying Out of the Shark Tank: What To Consider When Choosing Investors
Funding

Staying Out of the Shark Tank: What To Consider When Choosing Investors

Here are a few tips to make your experience with investors a positive one that provides a boost to the business.
Paul Mandell
Think Carefully Before Seeking Funding (Infographic)
Startup Basics

Think Carefully Before Seeking Funding (Infographic)

Ask yourself some simple questions before you pursue funding.
Nina Zipkin
Twitter Co-Founder Launches 'World Positive' Investing Fund
Social Entrepreneurs

Twitter Co-Founder Launches 'World Positive' Investing Fund

Ev Williams and a handful of seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneurs unveil their latest project: Obvious Ventures.
Catherine Clifford
Uber Raises $1.2 Billion in New Funding Based on a $40 Billion Valuation
Uber

Uber Raises $1.2 Billion in New Funding Based on a $40 Billion Valuation

The San Francisco-based transportation juggernaut announced its most recent raise with a bit of a mea culpa and a promise to be a 'smarter and more humble company.'
Catherine Clifford
7 Traits That Will Have You Run With VCs and Soar With Angels
Investors

7 Traits That Will Have You Run With VCs and Soar With Angels

Investors are people, and people are attracted to those that exude confidence and competence.
Martin Zwilling
The 5 Things You Need to Land Venture Capital
Business Plans

The 5 Things You Need to Land Venture Capital

Find out what VCs look for before investing in a new company.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
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Looking for Funding? Look Local.
Funding

Looking for Funding? Look Local.

Experts explain the opportunities available to startups looking to their communities to help grow their business.
Linda Lacina
When It's Time to Raise Capital
Funding

When It's Time to Raise Capital

Think carefully about funding -- you might not need it.
Linda Lacina
Everything You Need to Know About Attracting Venture Capitalists
Business Plans

Everything You Need to Know About Attracting Venture Capitalists

A primer on the types of financing venture capitalists provide and what they look for in a company.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
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What It Is: Institutional venture capital comes from professionally managed funds that have $25 million to more than $1 billion to invest in emerging growth companies. Venture capital focuses on capital investments in private, young, fast-growing companies.

Appropriate for: High-growth, high-potential companies that are capable of becoming market leaders, and being profitable in five to eight years.

Best Use: Varied. From financing product development and commercializing promising technologies to building durable well-run businesses.

Cost: Expensive. Institutional venture capitalists purchase significant equity in a business. The earlier the investment stage, the more equity is required to persuade an institutional venture capitalist to invest. The range of funds typically available is $500,000 to more than $30 million.

Ease of Acquisition: Difficult. Institutional venture capitalists are choosy. Institutional venture capital is an appropriate source of funding for only a limited number of companies.

Source: PitchBook Platform

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